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NPO Saturn to participate in UEC’s corporate workmanship championship based on the WorldSkills standards

Site news 3.09.2015

September 3, 2015, Rybinsk. - 14 delegates from NPO Saturn (a company in UEC of the Rostec State Corporation) will participate as contestants and experts in a corporate workmanship championship for young professionals organized by United Engine Corporation in compliance with the WorldSkills standards. A competition in the most in-demand industrial competences will be held from 7 to 11 of September on the premises of the newly built training center of the Moscow-based Salut.

In the frame of UEC’s corporate championship the contests will be held in two formats - the group and the individual ones. In the individual contest the contestants will be fighting for victory in three categories: milling and turning operations on numerical-control machines and the CAD engineering graphics. The group contest will be in the form of a business simulation dubbed “The technological breakthrough”. The event organizers are UEC and the union of the WorldSkills Russia agency for development of professional communities and the workforce.
In the “NC-machine turning operations” competence NPO Saturn will be represented by Alexander Solovev, a class 4 NC-machine operator while Alexander Bolshakov, a class 5 NC-machine operator, will represent the company in the “NC-machine milling operations” competence. The “Technological breakthrough” nomination will be contested by leading production engineers Mikhail Khomich and Ruslan Rumyantsev, leading specialists Mariya Smirnova, Ekaterina Konkova and Dmitriy Maiorov and a class 2 production engineer Liliya Vizhutkina. Vadim Sokolov, a design engineer and Semen Malinovskiy, a class 3 design engineer will simultaneously participate in two competences: the “CAD engineering graphics” and the “Technical breakthrough”. Sergey Dmitriev, a senior foreman in charge of professional training and Nikolay Sokov, a professional training specialist will be involved as experts in the “NC-machine turning operations” and the “NC-machine milling operations” competences respectively. The “CAD engineering graphics” competence will be judged by Marina Oreshkina, head of the design documentation standardization department and Mikhail Lazarev, a leading design engineer.
Over 70 young specialists under 28 years of age representing the following UEC companies: Salut (Moscow), the V.V. Chernyshev Plant (Moscow), Klimov (Saint-Petersburg), Kuznetsov (Samara), PMZ, Aviadvigatel and STAR all hailing from Perm, NPO Saturn and UEC - Gas turbines representing Rybinsk and, finally, UMPO and NPP Motor representing Ufa will take part in the professional workmanship competition.
The chief experts from the WorldSkills Russia union and UEC will assess the performance of the contestants in the NC-machine turning and milling work competences in the following categories: compliance of the part’s obtained dimensions and its surface quality with the drawing requirements, presence of defects and scratches, amount of unused additional workpiece, etc. In the “CAD engineering graphics” competence, particular attention will be drawn to a part’s modeling, generation of a part’s operation animation, to how the results are saved, to the technological consistency of the assembly process and so on.
“Stimulating the young engineers to enhance their qualification level and self-improvement is one of our key objectives”, - highlights Alexander Artyukhov, general director of United Engine Corporation. Deficit of highly-qualified professionals poses a problem to the entire defense-industrial complex. Thanks to a tight collaboration with professional education institutions, additional social incentives created to support the young engineers and the workforce, today the share of UEC employees under 35 equals 25,6%. To us this championship is also an integral part of the program aimed at supporting and developing the young talents that we are currently implementing.”
The winners of the championship will receive memorable gifts and will be entitled to defend the honor of UEC at the II national championship of universal blue-collar workers employed by high-tech industries using the WorldSkills methodology slated for 1-3 November 2015 in Ekaterinburg.
Alongside the main competition, the professional workmanship corporate championship in engine building will also play host to the “Technological breakthrough” business simulation. This is a teaching technology designed for technical university students and industrial company employees allowing to get the young people involved in R&T projects, enhance the level of professional training, develop in young people engineering and managerial competences which are in-demand worldwide, realize the potential of the youth in elaborating out-of-the-box engineering decisions which bringing profit to the business. Since 2011 over 2000 young professionals representing 132 leading Russian companies have been trained under the “Technological breakthrough” program.
An important part of the championship will be a business program with the participation of the leading experts in the field of human resources. Round-table discussions will be held on the following subjects: “Building a personnel reserve”, “Dual education” and “Distant learning in an industrial environment”. The business program scheduled for 9-10 September will be attended by some top managers from the UEC companies as well as by the representatives of other companies in Russia’s defense-industrial complex and from some adjacent industries.
It is not the first time that the young employees representing UEC take part in the competitions organized by the WorldSkills Russia union. For instance, in November 2014 at the WorldSkills Hi-Tech championship, the United Engine Corporation team came second in the overall medal count. 13 medals were won by the young engineers from the Ufa engine production association (UMPO) which was the best result among the 87 participating companies.
WorldSkills Hi-Tech is a competition between the young blue-collar professionals in workmanship based on the internationally recognized standards and requirements to the qualification of the industrial workforce aiming to improve the mechanisms of supplying new employees to high-tech industries with relation to the universal blue-collar professions based on the international standards. Another objective pursued by the WorldSkills Hi-tech championship is to organize the process of development of the national professional and educational WorldSkills International standards with regard to the universal and most in-demand professions in Russia’s economy.

The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production, and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, naval ships, and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the Union of Russian Mechanical Engineers, an All-Russian public organization.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and acts as the leader of the Commercial Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC), and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production, and after-market support of the engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy, as well as for the oil and gas industry, and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards. In 2014 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 199.9 billion.

The Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing, and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. Today, it comprises over 700 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings, as well as 22 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio includes such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. Total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.

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